THREE SHOWS IN ONE
STEP inside, make yourself welcome and remember: our house is your house.
It is an exciting time for STRUT Dance director Paul Selwyn Norton as he prepares to launch Fringe World’s first ever co-production Mi Casa es Su Casa at the Riverview Hotel this month.
“Fringe World has a fantastic history of doing location and site-specific projects, but this is the first time there will be three choreographers with three separate shows working inside one venue,” Norton said.
Mi Casa es Su Casa, literally meaning ‘my house is your house’, brings together leading Australian contemporary choreographers Antony Hamilton, Gabrielle Nankivell and Norton.
“The main thread running through each of our works is that there is a twist on everything,” he said.
“Personally, I am making a piece as an introduction into the foyer, Gabrielle has the ‘chicest’ room in the apartment and Antony has made a piece to be performed
in the carpark.
“We’re going to cycle small audiences to go on that journey together and see what happens.
“There will be the feeling that there are other people experiencing different performances in the hotel at the same time.”
Norton said the superstar of the evening was Hamilton’s piece featuring a corporate couple trapped in a ritualistic nightmare.
“It comes from the dark, dystopian side of contemporary dance, kind of a weird mating dance between these charac- ters,” he said.
“I can tell you it has a real punch to the belly, very David Lynch-like.
“We are very proud to have someone of his national and internationally-recognised calibre here.”
Although all three choreographers prepared their pieces autonomously, Norton said each performance drew inspiration from the history and haunted tension of the Riverview Hotel.
Performers Nicole Ward and Lucas Marie.